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Welcome to the inaugural Healthy Women Houston newsletter

As a valued member of the Healthy Women Houston community, we are pleased to bring you a monthly newsletter and provide updates about the program.

Healthy Women Houston is a community-based system to support women’s health and well being during their pregnancies and throughout their lives. We believe every woman deserves access to the community support that she wants and needs for a healthy and productive life.

Healthy Women Houston currently serves pregnant and postpartum women living in the South Central and Greater Fondren Southwest neighborhoods of Houston and willing to seek care at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness or HOPE Clinic. You can now refer women to Healthy Women Houston through the online referral portal.

Click Here to Refer a Woman to Healthy Women Houston

Community Care Coordinator Spotlight: Meet Kaylynn

Kaylynn serves as a Community Care Coordinator from Avenue 360 Health & Wellness

"I am from Houston, TX. I went to school in New York, and I am so excited to be back in Houston and working in my city! I am excited to be a part of Healthy Women Houston because it is a great program that I can help advocate for women who are pregnant and their needs during and after their pregnancy. Increasing positive maternal health outcomes in Harris County is important to me because it can help produce healthy babies. Not only that but if we increase positive maternal health outcomes we can increase the number of healthy mothers who will then help raise healthy families. I am so driven to do this type of work because there are so many disparities that women face due to their social determinants of health. Most of these social determinants of health can be addressed through awareness of the different resources that are out in each community as well as primary prevention education. I hope to be the liaison between the members of Healthy Women Houston and whatever they need to bridge any gap or disparity they might be facing.”

Agency Spotlight: The Council on Recovery

Healthy Women Houston is a collaboration among seven agencies committed to improving maternal health in Harris County: Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, Community Health Choice, The Council on Recovery, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, HOPE Clinic, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and Memorial Hermann Health System.

The Council on Recovery is Houston’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization providing prevention, education, treatment, and recovery services to all who are adversely affected by alcoholism, drug abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Founded in 1946, the Council is the leading provider of support, information, and outpatient treatment for substance use disorders in Houston and works to keep our community healthy, productive, and safe. The Council on Recovery has a long history of serving as a community linkage and navigation system, for providing out of the box community based programs and services, and stands firm on meeting people exactly where they are.

The health of women before pregnancy can be compromised by multiple unmanaged and untreated health problems. Left untreated, these conditions can be the source of severe complications at childbirth or after delivery, threatening the lives of women. Based on data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey for Harris County, substance use, depression, and other mental health issues play a weighty and significant role in compromising the woman’s health.

Upcoming Events 

Visit Healthy Women Houston and Project Row Houses for these upcoming events:

Saturday, November 23, 2019
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Access to care education and health insurance enrollment in coordination with Change Happens!

Sunday, December 1, 2019
12  – 5 p.m.
Community access to care with free rapid HIV testing, provided by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness

Location: 2507 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004
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Healthy Women Houston provides community based, coordinated, compassionate and respectful support to women with challenges to their health through their pregnancies and throughout their lives.

Our mailing address is:
1302 Waugh Drive, #126, Houston, TX 77019

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